GRANDVIEW — Glen Rose junior quarterback Hudson White did just about whatever he wanted Friday night against No. 4 Grandview, accounting for nearly 500 yards with six touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 54-24 win over the Zebras.
In the first half, the Zebras and Tigers exchanged scores as Glen Rose held a 28-24 lead at halftime. But the Tigers dominated the second half, 26-0, to run away with the victory to improve to 3-1 while giving Grandview (3-1) its first loss of the season. It was also the Zebras' first regular-season loss since a 26-21 defeat at Whitney on Nov. 1, 2019.
White and the Glen Rose offense couldn't be stopped as the Tigers marched up and down the field all night, accumulating 684 yards from scrimmage by night's end and not punting once.
White finished with 273 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 18 carries in addition to completing 11-of-16 passes for 224 yards.
White opened his record-setting performance with a 10-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead with 8:46 left in the opening quarter.
After a Grandview field goal, the Tigers extended their lead to 14-3 on a one-yard White run with 1:07 left in the opening frame.
Grandview answered back on a five-yard touchdown run by J.J. Castillo with 8:32 left in the second quarter to make it 14-10.
But the Zebras' struggles defensively containing White were just getting started as the junior quarterback, in his first season as Glen Rose's starting QB, scored from 41 yards out to give the Tigers a 21-10 lead with 6:30 left in the first half.
Grandview answered less than a minute later when Castillo took one to the house from 61 yards out, once again cutting the deficit down to four points at 21-17 with 5:40 to go in the second quarter.
The Tigers marched down field again with the drive ending on a three-yard White run. But the Zebras again answered less than a minute later on another big play as Kason English took a short pass from Brycen Davis 75 yards for a touchdown, bringing the score to 28-24 at halftime.
White's dominance continued early in the second half, even with Glen Rose backed up deep in its own territory. After keeping the ball on a read-option, two Grandview defenders got their hands on White in the backfield, but he broke free and went 87 yards for his fifth touchdown of the night to give the Tigers a 35-24 lead with 8:17 left in the third.
The Zebras looked to continue the first half scoring trend but Grandview turned the ball over on downs inside the Glen Rose 10-yard line, giving the ball back to a scorching hot Tiger offense.
Glen Rose started pulling away as Braulio Silva scored on a 34-yard run, and, after an interception by Glen Rose's Gage Cathey, White scored his sixth touchdown of the night on a 44-yard run as the Tigers pushed their lead to 47-24 with 10:32 left to play.
Glen Rose's defense came up with another interception on the following drive, and Silva capped the scoring with a 14-yard run with 4:27 left.
Glen Rose tight end Camden Raymond had a big night with seven catches for 188 yards.
Castillo led Grandview with 140 rushing yards and two scores on 14 carries. English finished with three receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Grandview is scheduled to open district play in week 5 at Maypearl while Glen Rose will visit Decatur.